List of Presidents 👨‍🎓


Dr. Yen Ping-Yu (顏秉璵)

♦ 1st Preparatory Office Director: January 30, 1992 – January 31, 1994

Director Yen Ping-Yu earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from National Taiwan Normal University, studied in the United States and obtained a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. He previously served as a professor and director of the Audiovisual Center at the College of Education, National Taiwan Normal University, the first president of Hsinchu Teachers College, and a counselor at the Ministry of Education. He initiated the establishment of the Taiwan Association of Teacher Education and received the highest honor in the education field, the Muduo (Wooden Bell) Award.

From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Yen Ping-Yu was appointed by the Ministry of Education to serve as the convener of the planning team for the establishment of National Chi Nan University. He led the team in selecting the location for the university and acquiring the land, as well as implementing the initial planning for the establishment of the university.

 


Dr. Yuen Song-Xi (袁頌西)

♦ 2nd Preparatory Office Director: February 1, 1994 – June 30, 1995

♦ 1st President: July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1999

President Yuen Song-Xi earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Political Science from National Taiwan University. He was a professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University for over thirty years. He has held positions such as the director of the Department of Political Science and the dean of the College of Law at National Taiwan University, as well as the Director-General of the Higher Education Department and the Deputy Minister of Transportation of the Ministry of Education. His academic expertise lies in political science theory and methodology, and he is particularly renowned for his research on the political and socialization of children and adolescents in our country. He currently holds the title of honorary professor and concurrent professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University.

President Yuen Song-Xi continued the university's planning work and subsequently assumed the position of the first president of National Chi Nan University. During his tenure, he finalized the university's name and completed the initial infrastructure of the campus, including the Administration Building, Multi-Purpose Classroom Building, the College of Science and Technology Buildings, student dormitories, canteen, and single and family dormitories. He also improved the research system, the administrative system, the establishment of departments and graduate institutes, as well as personnel appointments.


Dr. Lee Chia-Tung (李家同)

♦ 2nd President: July 1, 1999 – November 30, 1999

President Lee Chia-Tung graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. He obtained his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and later worked in the United States. Upon returning to Taiwan, he served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and the Dean of Academic Affairs at Tsinghua University. In March of 1993, he assumed the role of acting president, concurrently serving as both the president and the Dean of Academic Affairs. In January of the following year, he stepped down from the position and took over as the president of Providence University, where he was ranked first among the most respected university presidents in the country. In July of 1999, he became the second president of our university.

President Lee Chia-Tung established a financial system and led the university's stable development during his tenure. He developed the nation's only network voice messaging and English interactive audiovisual teaching system. He also implemented an English proficiency test for freshmen to strengthen English education. On September 21, 1999, the devastating Jiji earthquake occurred, causing severe damage to the campus. To ensure faculty and students' safety and educational rights, President Lee Chia-Tung contacted personnel from National Taiwan University and arranged for the temporary relocation of faculty and students to National Taiwan University. On October 13th, they officially resumed classes at National Taiwan University.


Dr. Hsu Hong (徐泓)

♦ Interim President: December 1, 2000 – December 6, 2000

Acting President Hsu Hong received his Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in History from National Taiwan University. In 1985, he became a professor and the head of the Department of History at National Taiwan University. In 1989, he established the Institute of Art History and served as its director. He also participated in the founding of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1991 and established the Department of History at National Chi Nan University, where he served as the director, as well as the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Acting President. He has also been a professor in the Department of History at Soochow University and a guest professor at Nan Kai University of Technology. For many years, he has been actively promoting research on the Ming and Qing dynasties in Taiwan.

As of March 8, 2000, the campus of National Chi Nan University was rebuilt after the Jiji earthquake, allowing faculty and students to return to the Puli campus for classes. At the same time, President Hsu Hong led faculty and students in actively assisting in the post-disaster reconstruction efforts in surrounding affected areas. In the same year, the university held its first-anniversary celebration and organized a fun run as part of the celebration, aiming to bring National Chi Nan University closer to the local community.


Dr. Chang Jin-Fu (張進福)

♦ 3rd & 4th President: December 7, 2000 – May 19, 2008

President Chang Jin-Fu received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before assuming the presidency, he served as a professor and department chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, Director of Academic Affairs at National Central University, Convener of the Aerospace Engineering Division of the National Science and Technology Council, Director of the Technology Advisory Office at the Ministry of Education, and Vice Chairman of the National Science and Technology Council.

During his tenure, many campus infrastructure projects were completed, including the completion of the College of Humanities in 2005, the Library and Information Building in 2006, the opening ceremony of the Entrepreneurship Incubation Center on May 2, 2007, and the completion of the College of Management in 2007. He also promoted the construction of new faculty and graduate student dormitories and the groundbreaking for the Sports and Health Center on May 23, 2007. In 2005, he initiated the Spring Hike tradition at National Chi Nan University and actively planned for the expansion of software and equipment, as well as the establishment of new campus departments. He also secured the Ministry of Education Teaching Excellence Project subsidy to elevate the university’s quality of instruction.


Dr. Sheu Her-Jiun (許和鈞)

♦ 5th President: December 9, 2008 – December 8, 2012

President Sheu Her-Jiun earned a Bachelor's degree in Management Science from National Chiao Tung University, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. His main expertise lies in corporate finance, derivative financial products, public administration and management, and performance evaluation. He has served as an associate professor, professor, dean of the College of Management Sciences, and vice president of National Chiao Tung University. During his tenure, he was seconded to National Chi Nan University as the dean of the College of Management and later became the 5th president of National Chi Nan University. After his term, he was appointed as the deputy mayor of Tainan City and currently serves as a distinguished professor at Ming Chuan University.

During his tenure, President Sheu promoted intercollegiate exchanges, industry-academia collaborations, and the establishment of new departments. He facilitated the professionalization of administrative organizations and established the Office of International Affairs. He vigorously promoted the recruitment of students from Hong Kong and Macau. On December 3, 2011, the Alumni Association was established to strengthen the connection between alumni and the university. In terms of infrastructure development, several projects were initiated, including the Sports and Health Center, the Student Activity Center, and graduate student dormitories. Campus planning efforts included the establishment of dedicated motorcycle lanes. The medical center was outsourced to the Puli Branch of Taichung Veterans General Hospital, providing convenient medical services to students and faculty with injuries or medical needs.


Dr. Su Yulong (蘇玉龍)

♦ Interim President: May 20, 2008 – December 8, 2008

♦ 6th & 7th President: December 9, 2012 – January 31, 2021

President Su Yulong received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University, a Master's degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan Normal University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He served as an associate researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University and later as a professor in the Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University. He was also a representative in the National Assembly for two terms and served as the head of the Department of Applied Chemistry at National Chi Nan University in 1998. He subsequently assumed various managerial positions at the university. Currently, he serves as the director of the University Social Responsibility Promotion Center, a board member of the Association of National Universities and Colleges, an executive director of the College Entrance Examination Center, and a board member of the National Taiwan University Alumni Association.

During his term as interim president, President Su continued to promote the infrastructure development initiated by the previous president and also advanced international student recruitment efforts. After 2012, he actively sought teaching and research project funding for initiatives such as the University Social Responsibility Project and the Higher Education Sprout Project. Regarding student and academic activities, he devoted himself to sports and local co-creation, organizing large-scale exhibitions in collaboration with external resources, promoting foreign language courses, and actively engaging in international exchanges. Interaction between the university and the local community was also a focus for President Su, integrating social participation into the learning curriculum and practicing social responsibility.


Dr. Dong-Sing Wuu (武東星)

♦ 8th President: February 1, 2021 – Present

President Dong-Sing Wuu earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from National Sun Yat-sen University, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Sun Yat-sen University. Since March 1991, he has worked as an engineer at the Industrial Technology Research Institute. In August 1995, he became an associate professor and later a professor at Da-Yeh University. On February 1, 2001, he was hired as a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at National Chung Hsing University, where he has held various positions, including Director of the Engineering Science Center, department chair, and vice dean. He has also served as the 6th and 7th president of Dayeh University, possessing comprehensive administrative experience and qualifications. His management philosophy emphasizes "student-centeredness" and "respecting faculty," aiming to leverage his administrative and operational experience to lead National Chi Nan University towards further innovation.

Since assuming office, President Dong-Sing Wuu has actively promoted cooperation between universities and signed agreements for intercollegiate course selection. He has also launched a vision plan, encouraging economically disadvantaged students to enroll in local national universities by providing tuition fee waivers and scholarships. In 2022, the Shui Sha Lian College was established, nurturing local talent for regional revitalization in collaboration with Puli. The Central Taiwan Outdoor Education Center was opened the same year, cultivating local sports talents and integrating tourism and sports industries for vibrant development. To connect the campus with the local community, National Chi Nan University Bike Sharing was implemented, providing a convenient and environmentally friendly transportation option for students and the public. President Dong-Sing Wuu also aims to strengthen local healthcare services, and therefore, a Department of Nursing will be established in the 2023 ­­– 2024 academic year in collaboration with Puli Christian Hospital, solidifying the university's social responsibility.

 

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